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30/09/2014

University of Birmingham launches trial to fight cancer caused by a common virus

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The trial of a vaccine which can treat some forms of cancer caused by a common herpes virus known as the Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) has been launched by Cancer Research UK's Drug Development Office (DDO) at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
30/09/2014
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Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Family cooking lessons and fun exercise could be the key to cutting childhood obesity

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Organising cooking lessons for parents and children and planning extra exercise classes in school time are some of the activities that have shown promise in preventing obesity in primary school aged children, a University of Birmingham study published today has shown.
Date:
30/09/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Study identifies new, effective way to diagnose latent TB

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A study co-authored by the University of Birmingham has identified the most effective way to test people with latent tuberculosis (TB), a potentially fatal infection that has increased in the UK in recent years.
Date:
30/09/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Side-effects of anti-inflammatory steroids could be prevented, Birmingham research finds

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Problem side effects including high blood pressure, obesity, muscle wasting, osteoporosis and skin thinning in arthritis and asthma sufferers who take a certain kind of steroid could be prevented by deleting a key gene, researchers at the University of Birmingham have discovered.
Date:
30/09/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences

Public choose antibiotics as the winning theme for £10m prize

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Antibiotic resistance has been selected by the public as the focus for a £10m prize set up to tackle a major challenge of our time.
Date:
30/09/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Less than 1% of UK public research funding spent on antibiotic research in past 5 years

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Less than 1% of research funding awarded by public and charitable bodies to UK researchers in 2008–13 was awarded for research on antibiotics, according to new research published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases.
Date:
30/09/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

The war on leukaemia: how the battle for cell production could be decisive

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A key step in understanding the nature of the fight for superiority between mutated genes and normal genes could lead to new therapies to combat leukaemia, say researchers from the University of Birmingham and Newcastle University.
Date:
30/09/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
23/09/2014

BDEF Young Communicator Awards 2014

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The British Dental Editors' Forum Annual Young Communicator of the Year Awards were presented at a reception at BDA Headquarters London on September 16th 2014 last.
Date:
23/09/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences
22/09/2014

The Bluebelle Study: Undressing wound infections

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Wound infections are a common complication of surgical procedures, and contribute major costs for the NHS as well as pain, discomfort and inconvenience for patients. A new study will examine whether a main trial comparing wound dressings with no dressings is possible and whether dressings are effective in reducing infection and helping surgical wounds to heal.
Date:
22/09/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
19/09/2014

The war on leukaemia: how the battle for cell production could be decisive

Description
A key step in understanding the nature of the fight for superiority between mutated genes and normal genes could lead to new therapies to combat leukaemia, say researchers from the University of Birmingham and Newcastle University.
Date:
19/09/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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